Pets are often the ones that fall
through the cracks of our busy days. Each morning we face a
mountain of responsibility, and how do our ultra-modern
lifestyles affect our ultra-modern pets? Less space to romp
around in, truncated time outdoors and less fruitful
companionship with busy owners can have myriad physical,
emotional and spiritual consequences on our pets.
That's why the holistic approach
to our pets is so important. The holistic approach recognizes
that everything that happens around a pet or directly to a pet
has an impact on his or her body, soul and mind.
Chaotic family life, for example,
produces frenetic energy all around a dog. That energy actually
affects the dog’s entire being: behavior, general health,
appetite and even shedding.
Holistic pet health practitioners recognize that the body
contains a central force that keeps it in harmony. Some call
that energy Chi. The key to a healthy, happy pet is to keep the
energy in proper balance, regulating all the parts of the body
and the various external energies. When a pet's health is
compromised or he or she begins to age, this force can become
weak or misdirected, causing the body to lose its energy
Pets withstand damage every day.
Many eat nutritionally inadequate food and treats loaded with
byproducts and preservatives. They jump from high distances,
walk on chemically treated lawns ... the list goes on and on. As
pets get older and stiffer, their ability to stretch and dart up
stairs lessens, especially if they have had a sedentary youth.
Sometimes even a long winter indoors
can make pets emerge feeling a little creaky and less agile.
We at HealthyPetNet believe in
the holistic approach to our pets. We believe in prevention as
opposed to conjuring up an army of cures for a health issue that
could have been prevented in the first place. This is not a
brand spanking new trend. The holistic approach is an ancient
one and there's nothing like bringing in the old to help the
Doing energy work on your pet on
a regular basis, even if your pet is in good shape, can make a
marvelous difference in your pet's current health. It can also
greatly enhance the relationship you have with your pet.
However, most pet owners aren't well versed in the ancient ways
of Reiki or acupuncture.
So, as owners, how can we keep
our pets healthy with our own two hands?